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Bio-medical Device

Polymer-based Microelectrodes for Brain, Neural and Retinal Applications

Abstract This presentation will introduce penetrating-type and surface-type neural microelectrodes for neural signal recording or stimulation at various sites, such as brain, peripheral nerves, and retina. We developed MEMS-based microelectrodes to acquire neural signals from single neurons of in-vivo animals, […]

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Polymer MEMS Devices for Biomedical Applications

Abstract The MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical Systems) technologies have been widely applied in various biomedical fields to meet their requirements of minimal invasiveness and accurate diagnosis/surgery. Especially, polymer-based MEMS devices have many advantages over conventional Si MEMS in terms of […]

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Preparation of Biodegradable Microparticles Using Microfluidic Device and Its Applications

Abstract Microencapsulation is a widely used method for precise delivery of drugs, vaccines, and various functional materials. In order to provide efficient loading and deliver of target materials, it is important to produce carriers that have homogeneous shapes and narrow […]

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Neural Interface Technologies for Monitoring and Manipulating Brain Activities

Abstract In this talk, I will review the evolution of Michigan neural probe technologies toward scaling up the number of recording sites, enhancing the recording reliability, and integrating optical stimulation capability for optogenetic studies. We investigated scaling of probe geometry […]

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Development of Ultra-sensible Fibers for Future Textile Electronics

Abstract Electronic textile (E-textile) where various electronic elements are integrated on fabrics have received tremendous attention for advanced wearable and flexible devices which are considered as the next generation technologies. Especially, textile-based applications such as pressure sensors and strain sensors […]

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Bio-integrated Electronics for the Human

Abstract Conventional robotic technologies hold many promises to advance disease diagnosis and therapeutic research by enabling precise sensing and actuation in a small scale, leading to implantable, portable, or even wearable biomedical systems. These modern medical devices interfaced with our […]

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Magnetically Actuated Microrobots for Targeted Therapeutics

Abstract Targeted therapies have emerged as a promising new biomedical treatment since they can be used to transport drugs to specific areas such as tumors and then treat the targeted area for an appropriate length of time [1-5]. These therapies […]

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Introduction to Lab on a Chip for Medical Application

Abstract As the study of a human body or an organism is conducted in the field of proteomics, it is seen that an understanding of proteins is necessary prior to any particular study. However, the task of studying proteins is […]

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Towards High Density Polymer Neural Probe Arrays

Abstract Reliable chronic electrophysiological recordings remain elusive due to persistent biological failure affecting the electrode-tissue interface.  While large scale recordings (>100 channels) have been demonstrated using microwire and silicon-based intracortical electrodes, the rigidity of such construction risks further damage to […]

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